I Choose to be a Woman of Dignity!
Friday, March 05, 2010      1 comments

Colossians 3:12, "Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience." (NIV) "She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come... Read more
Every Yes Involves a No
Tuesday, February 16, 2010      2 comments

"Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it." Luke 14:28 (NIV) Devotion: So, how are you doing on your New Year's Resolu... Read more
Responding to Hostile Fire
Monday, February 08, 2010      1 comments

The games that kids play today are so high-tech that the child actually has to teach the parent how to play them. One of our directors was describing a game his teenage son taught him that simulates combat in an F-16 Fighter Jet. He said there i... Read more
I reached my goal weight with SP!! Now it's 4 weeks & 10 lbs to go!
Saturday, January 16, 2010      2 comments

Okay, kids. I have reached my initial goal weight loss!!! THANK YOU, SPARK PEOPLE!!. All of the friends I have made on here are so incredible and have tremendously blessed my life. Reaching a milestone like this (and in lbs loss I have no idea h... Read more
Turkey belly burn!
Sunday, November 29, 2009      2 comments

Had a terrific Thanksgiving w/ the fam. Lots of laughter, good food, good wine. I did not get carried away w/ the eating this year and did not eat myself into a painful coma. I did not hang up my running shoes for the holiday, either. I logged r... Read more
Why am I running 8 mi @ 6a.m.?!
Saturday, November 14, 2009      0 comments

It's insane to even think, let alone do. What's even nuttier is that I have no one to blame but myself. I talked myself into this. At some point when I wasn't looking, I either bumped my head or got whacked on the noggin with a shelale stick. Th... Read more
I confess! I'm pickin 'em up and puttin 'em down!
Monday, October 26, 2009      4 comments

Because confession is good for us and a necessity for believers, I am going to own up. I have seriously let SP fall by the wayside. There. I said it. Let's move on. I have not let my health decline though. I have continued to pursue my ideal, I ... Read more
Thank you, God, for the blessing of health.
Sunday, February 15, 2009      2 comments

I do not think I will be able to clearly convey exactly what it is I wish to say here. I had gotten so frustrated over the past year with myself at MY inability to achieve MY desired healthy weight. So much so that I was not able to make any pro... Read more
Up and at 'em!
Saturday, August 02, 2008      3 comments

I am running again. I finished the Pensacola Beach Bushwacker 5K this morning. This is the same race that I ran last year when I contemplated committing suicide. I know a 5k isn't a big deal for hardcore runners, but when I finally made it to th... Read more
My fellow Sparkers...
Wednesday, May 21, 2008      5 comments

You are more of a blessing and encouragement than you know. I am the worst critic...esp. of myself. After my failure to make it to comp, I so contemplated quitting. Who wants to live like this? Constantly unhappy or unsatisfied with your appeara... Read more
One day at a time.
Thursday, May 08, 2008      4 comments

I admit that I am having a difficult time logging on to SP. Partly because I feel such a failure and a phony. I am struggling to get the numbers to go down on my scale. I keep trying to realize that I am losing inches despite the scale. I try to... Read more
I didn't do it, and here's why.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008      9 comments

Despite what others said, I wasn't ready. Mentally and emotionally, "disappointed" doesn't quite cover it. Disillusioned, frustrated, lost....kind of where I was mentally when I finally acknowledged that I simply wasn't going to make the cut. Af... Read more
Never giving up
Thursday, March 27, 2008      3 comments

Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still. - Chinese Proverb Do you ever get frustrated because things are moving too slowly in your life? Many people don't realize that building a foundation for succ... Read more
Focus! I am a camera.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008      4 comments

So (shaking head), it is getting so close! Mentally, I am good. Fatigued, but good. Had posing practice on Sunday. My trainer's husband was there. He has competed in bodybuilding as well. He gave me excellent pointers and encouragement. He doesn... Read more
Here goes everything....
Friday, March 14, 2008      3 comments

3 weeks out effective tomorrow, 3/15. And, YIPPEE!!, I get to have carbs-150 gm! I can hardly wait to have my oatmeal! Now, do ya think that I would have said that 3 yrs ago? Negatory. However, this a renewed mind in a rebuilt body. Blood and sw... Read more

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